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Building linux infrastructure that similar to windows solutions

I am working on Microsoft gold partner organization in last 3 months. All of our IT solutions based on Microsoft products. Here are the basic lists of products that we using our maintenance DHCP ...
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Windows Server Ignoring Page File Settings?

I've been having some issues over the past few days with our WSUS server eating 100% CPU usage. We don't have many clients (maybe 30 or so at most), so that's not the issue (Not to mention that this ...
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Automatic updates - WSUS and Group Policy

I have 2 GPOS on my W2K3 domain: 1 is for the servers, where AU is disabled the 2nd GPO is for desktop, where AU is enabled (with limitations - NA for the question). I manage my AU's using ...
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WSUS Clients Updating from Microsoft Update

We have a Windows domain and run WSUS for managing client updates. This is all working fine, except when laptop users take their laptops home. When these machines are on their own private network, ...
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Confirming updates were applied via WSUS

Is there a way to setup WSUS to e-mail a weekly or monthly report which would indicate the current patch status of each computer under a given WSUS policy? I'm hoping there is another way to verify ...
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WSUS with proxy that requires authentication

I have a Windows XP system that needs to connect to a remote WSUS server to get updates. This system can only access the server through a proxy that requires a user name and password. I don't have ...
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Email Alerts for WSUS Triggered Updates?

Our Windows updates are controlled via WSUS. The reboot times are then controlled through a GPO policy (this is called client-side targeting IIRC). Is there a a good way to get email alerts about ...
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Citrix XenDesktop - WSUS - Port 80 Conflict IIS Default Web Site

I've got my XenDesktop setup on a 2k8 server running on the Default Site under IIS. I just installed WSUS 3.0 and and was able to put the admin access on it's own website, but the self_update still ...
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removing wsus in sbs 2008 program features, is this a bad idea to uninstall it?

is there any issue with removing the windows server update services from the sbs 2008 add/remove (program features)? will it break anything else in the process like exchange or IIS etc, any updates or ...
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Identifying HTTP requests

So I'm looking to remove IIS from a few servers we used to have WSUS running on but machines are still contacting it (albeit very few) and I can't fathom where some of the requests are coming from. ...
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WSUS putting Internet Explorer 9 update into “Optional updates.”

I can't seem to find anyone else with this issue, but I'm deploying Internet Explorer 9 via WSUS to my clients. Some of them accept it and install it as a normal update but randomly others get it in ...
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Internet Explorer 9 showing as Not Applicable in WSUS for Vista Machines

I imported Windows Internet Explorer 9 into WSUS using the Microsoft Update Catalog web page. I then approved the updates. All the Windows 7 machines installed the update correctly. The Windows Vista ...
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WSUS Alternatives

I use SCE 2010 and find it a bit of a pig for updates. Is there an easy to use alternative which can download updates to a central location and push them out? Or if not, automatically download them ...
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How to configure Workgroup to receive updates from WSUS

Hi Guys I have WSUS server and is working fine with active diectory. but how can I connect workgroup pcs running on windows xp to WSUS without joining them to AD? Thank you in advance.
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Centrally Managed WSUS, but Updates come from Internet

When looking at the common WSUS deployment options, I don't see an option where the updates are centrally managed for multiple WSUS servers, but both servers download the updates from Microsoft. Is ...
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WSUS downloading unwanted updates from MS which are not selected in Options

In WSUS (3.2.7600.226), I've specified which updates we wish to download onto the WSUS server from Microsoft. We don't use Microsoft Exchange, so it is not selected in Options > Products & ...
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Edit Windows Update GPO Via Command Line

I am trying to find a way to edit the group policy for Windows Updates programmatically. I have a local WSUS server to which I want to point new installs of windows. Ideally, I just want to have a ...
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MS WSUS 3 not detecting PCs in All Computers

I've installed MS WSUS (SP 2 or 3) on a Windows Server 2008 32-bit server. I've done some basic configuration, and the only computer it lists under All Computers or Unassigned Computers is our domain ...
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How can I deploy Language Packs to Windows 7 Enterprise domain clients using WSUS?

Following on from a previous question (see Using Group Policy to set Domain client language / regionalization) I'm wondering how I can deploy Windows 7 Language packs to some Windows 7 Enterprise ...
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How to roll back or uninstall Microsoft patch using WSUS?

Is it possible to use WSUS to roll back a patch? Specifically KB2501584?
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Windows Server Update Services Questions

I have a few questions about Windows Server Update services that are fairly vague within the MS documentation. We have the domain server running as a vm on an esx server (not my idea and I'm not ...
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Windows Update Group policy - scheduled install window rather than time?

I've got a small infrastructure of about 20 servers that are all on a domain and receiving updates from a local WSUS server. The group policy at the moment is that automatic updates are configured to ...
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WSUS Manual Update [closed]

I have a WSUS server and I want to manually place patches on it. It is the intention that this WSUS serve will then update other servers with the aforementioned patches. Is this a viable option with ...
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How do I disable WSUS for a single server?

Scenario: A few Windows 2003 servers, part of our corporate network Corporate IT has set up a WSUS server. But it seems Corporate IT is unable to operate the WSUS server properly. On "my" servers, I ...
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Can the users can apply Windows update without local administrator rights?

My users are running on windows XP 32bit. normally WSUS automatically download and notify them to select which update want to install in the past they were in local administrator rights,now I reduce ...
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How to specify updates in WSUS

I have WSUS on Windows server 2003 64 bit. I want to specify updates for my clients, for example some PCs I don't want them to update to Internet explore 8 and WSUS has downloaded and updated by ...
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Using WSUS to download patches/updates

Currently, I have WSUS(service pack 2) installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. The situation is, I do not know how to get updates from the internet using WSUS. Is there a guide reference in setting up ...
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Problem Implementing SSL with WSUS

I'm working on setting up SSL on our WSUS server using a self signed certificate, but I'm running into trouble. Specifially, after running selfssl /n:CN=server.domain.local /t /v:365, and ensuring ...
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KB972455 Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2

My Small Business Server 2003 failed to install this update SP2 for WSUS3.0. The update is not available for rollback. WSUS 3.0 is not to be found in my software configscreen or startup menu. Some ...
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Wsus Downstream servers not shown in upstream

I have 22 downstream servers and i can see only 2 on the upstream. and some time the downstream server shown is changed but still only 2
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Update service does not start

Windows 2k3 R2 server SP2 server running WSUS 3.0 sp2. WSUS was working fine for almost a year. Unfortunately the update service on the server stopped auto starting about two months ago and required ...
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Applying group policy objects to OUs

I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding the scope of GPOs, links, and security filters. From what I understand, then LINK establishes to whom the GPO may apply to and that the security filter ...
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Adding and Organizing clients in WSUS

I have set up WSUS on a Windows Server 2008 box and I have it working with just my machine reporting to it. Now that I'm ready to make this large scale across the company, I'm trying to figure out ...
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Set certain WSUS updates to auto-install

We're running a WSUS server for the simple purpose of caching updates. Since we are a very small network of all "power users", we've got the domain group policy for WSUS updates on the clients set to ...
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How can I block IE 9 using WSUS?

We use WSUS on our LAN. We have to complete some testing before I can let users upgrade to IE 9. I would like to block it prevent it from being auto-installed until testing is complete. The ...
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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 and KB976932

I noticed that Microsoft recently released KB976932 which is the SP1 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As we have WSUS set to download updates automatically for both of these operating ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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How can I make WSUS less invasive for our users?

We have WSUS pushing updates out to our user's workstations, and things are going relatively well with one annoying caveat: there seems to be an issue with a pop-up being displayed in front of some ...
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Do I really need WSUS?

When I set up our 2003 SBS server a friend who has been working sysadmin for quite a while told me WSUS was "a must for any size of organization". So I installed it, and have been using it since. ...
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Wsus on SBS 2011 Essentials RC

I have SBS 2011 Essentials RC and i noticed there is no WSUS for clients. What is the proper way to insert the wsus into a group policy. Or will each client download the updates on their own?
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How do you map / mount at network drive as the system user?

We need to relocate our WSUS database to a network share (Samba no Kerberos, so it needs a username & pass). Ordinarily to access the share I would map it as a network drive, however since this ...
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Default Microsoft Windows Update Server

I'm in a corporate Windows environment, which has deployed its own WSUS server. The thing is, it seems to hardly ever be updated. This means I don't get the latest updates for months. It's a worry ...
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Stop WSUS from rebooting a server

Our IT department is rolling out a set of patches via WSUS this weekend and will reboot all of our Win2k3 servers on Sunday. Due to production work which must continue uninhibited, we cannot allow ...
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What is a good, cheap, solution for managing patches over say 100 seperate domains

We are an IT support provider and I am looking at improving our existing systems. We have WSUS in place for Windows Updates but we are looking for the cheapest and quickest way possible of updating ...
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Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster

We've got a cluster of 75 Win2k3 nodes at work in a coarse grained compute cluster. The cluster is behind a mountain of firewalls and resides in its own VLAN. Jobs of all sizes and types run on the ...
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Do WSUS Reports Included Updates Awaiting Approval?

If I create a WSUS report as follows: Type: Summary Classifications: Critical, Security, Service Packs Products: Any Groups: Foo Status: Needed Will it include updates that have been synchronized ...
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No Office XP Updates since installed Compatibility Pack from WSUS

Hey folks, we got a bunch of boxes, running Windows XP and Office XP. Since we installed the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, Office XP does not get updates anymore. Our WSUS provides Office 2007 ...
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Wsus update status

i have an issue with my wsus server, when i run a report for a specific update i got that its installed for some clients, not installed for other and for the remain i got no status. when i check the ...
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With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?

We have a small "secured network" in our office. And by small I mean it's a Windows 7 PC connected to a firewall which connects to an internet connection. It's for processing card transactions in ...
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sccm 2007 SP2 SUP settings

When I try to add a SUP by adding a new site system. I try to select products but there are only older products in there. For example there isnt any office 2007 just 2003 and the only os are XP and ...